SU lacrosse signing class ranked No. 2 in country

The Orange signed 16 players, seven of which are included in Inside Lacrosse's top-100 recruits. Jordan Evans of Jamesville, N.Y., the No. 1 overall prospect, headlines the list.

Syracuse lacrosse's future has never looked brighter.

Today, Inside Lacrosse ranked Syracuse's 2013-2014 signing class the second-best in the country, behind only the University of Maryland. This is the second time the Orange have been given the No. 2 ranking. In 2010, Syracuse finished 13-2, but lost to Army in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. 

Headlining the 2013-2014 recruiting class is midfielder/attackman Jordan Evans of Jamesville-Dewitt High School. At J-D, Evans broke the school record with 182 points (82 goals, 100 assists) as a senior. He was also played on the basketball team for two seasons and was teammates with SU center DaJuan Coleman. He will wear the legendary number 22 on his jersey, which was previously worn by Gary Gait, all three Powell brothers -- Casey, Ryan and Michael -- and most recently, JoJo Marasco.

“I’m excited to see them get out on the practice field and compete in an Orange jersey for the first time,” SU head coach John Desko said in a press release Wednesday. “We feel like it’s a strong, competitive group that’s balanced at all positions.”

Other SU signees include:

  • Joe DeMarco, midfield, of Massapequa, N.Y. (Massapequa High School)
  • Parker Ferrigan, goalie, of Baldwinsville, N.Y. (C.W. Baker High School)
  • Scott Firman, defense, of Fayetteville, N.Y. (Jamesville-DeWitt High School)
  • JT Forkin, midfield, of Long Beach, N.Y. (Long Beach High School)
  • Matt Lane, attack, of Upper Montclair, N.J. (Montclair Kimberley Academy)
  • Dylan Maltz, attack, of Ashburn, Va. (Stone Bridge High School). Younger brother of SU attackman Derek Maltz.
  • Niko Manning, long-stick midfield, of Baldwinsville, N.Y. (C.W Baker High School/Onondaga Community College)
  • Hayes McGinley, midfield, of Bentleyville, Ohio (University School)
  • Syrrus Nash, midfield, of Tully, N.Y. (Tully High School)
  • Josh Pulver, defense, of Manlius, N.Y. (Fayetteville-Manlius High School)
  • Spencer Schmitt, midfield of Encinitas, Calif. (Cathedral Catholic High School)
  • Ryan Simmons, midfield, of Fayetteville, N.Y. (Fayetteville-Manlius High School/Salisbury School (Conn.))
  • Winston Wenham, defense, of Ithaca, N.Y. (Ithaca High School/Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mass.))
  • Nick Weston, midfield, of Honeoye Falls, N.Y. (Honeoye Falls-Lima High School/Salisbury School (Conn.))
  • Jimmy Wyrick, defense, of Round Hill, Va. (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School)

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